Chili con carne perfect for Super Bowl dinner

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Chili con carne is as American as Super Bowl. Some like it hot, some like it mild, but almost everyone likes chili. It’s a perfect dinner for Super Bowl weekend coming up. Here’s a recipe that’s great for parties and great for a quick, easy dinner for two.

Serve the chili with bowls of sour cream chopped onion and cilantro. Chili freezes well. Double the recipe and freeze half for another quick dinner.


Open a bag of washed, ready-to-eat salad and serve with reduced-fat dressing to complete the meal.

Chili Con Carne

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion, divided use

2 medium garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 pound ground buffalo

1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups reduced-sodium canned crushed tomatoes

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For garnish:

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup onion and sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add the meat and brown. Add the kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, chili powder and ground cumin. Bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more chili powder or cumin as needed. Serve chili and pass the bowls of sour cream, remaining 1/2 cup onion and cilantro.

Yield 2 servings.

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